Hello, I'm from Cumberland, Rhode Island. I just discovered these forums. I have actually just recently gotten into biking much more than I used to be. I have a Giant Boulder SE 26" wheels and a 21" frame mountain. I know many of you probably have highly expensive bikes, but this was a nice aluminum bike, RST shocks, and just all around basic parts. It's no where near top of the line, but it gets the job done nicely. I'll eventually be replacing more of the parts with better ones as the bike progresses through it's life. A picture of my bike from Giant's site is attached. I have changed the pedals to Pr1mo blue pedals. I'm not sure exactly what they're called. The other difference between my bike and the pictured one is that the preset knobs on the shocks are gray, not red.
Anyway, is there anything special I should know around here or what?
There is one question I've had for some time, what does it mean when a bike gets so many inches of "travel?" I believe it has to do with how far the shocks travel all together, but I'm not sure.